Four more persons died of Covid-19 yesterday in Meghalaya taking the death toll to 58.
The four deaths recorded are that of Mushi Dkhar (80), female, of Mawbah locality in Shillong, Kali Thapa (63) female of Lapalang locality in Shillong, Ellia R. Marak (58) male of DM Lines 95, MES, Shillong and Newsalin Iawphniaw (30), a pregnant woman from Mawsaw village in South West Khasi Hills district.
Speaking to media persons here today, Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War informed that on September 22, Mushi Dkhar was referred to NEIGRIHMS hospital from Woodland Hospital where she had tested positive for Covid-19.
On October 2, she suffered cardiac arrest and died at 11:10 pm. The immediate cause of death was refractory septic shock with multi organ dysfunction syndrome with Covid pneumonia. The deceased was also suffering from Type II diabetes mellitus.
Kali Thapa (63) was brought to NEIGRIHMS yesterday at around 4:30 am. She had earlier gone to Super Care Hospital and Woodland Hospital.
She tested positive for the virus through rapid antigen test at Super Care. She died in NEIGRIHMS yesterday at around 5:10 am. The immediate cause of death is type I respiratory failure with acute exacerbation of COPD with Covid positive status. Thapa was also suffering from hypertension.
Ellia R. Marak (58) was brought to NEIGRIHMS with fever and generalised weakness on September 16 where he tested positive.
Marak died yesterday at 2:45 am. The immediate cause of his death was refractory septic shock with Covid pneumonia and multi organ dysfunction syndrome. He was also a patient of type II diabetes mellitus.
A pregnant woman, Newsalin Iawphniaw (30) of Mawsaw village, South West Khasi Hills district, who was brought to the emergency ward of NEIGRIHMS on October 2, died yesterday at 7 am.
The immediate cause of her death was cardiac arrhythmia with post dated pregnancy with uterine rupture and intra-uterine fetal death with sepsis and Covid positive status.
Meanwhile, the Director of Health Services informed that 200 new Covid-19 positive cases were recorded today.
East Khasi Hills recorded the most with 126 cases comprising of 40 members of armed/paramilitary forces and 86 civilians.
Ri-Bhoi recorded 44 new active cases comprising of 42 members of armed/paramilitary forces and two civilians.
West Garo Hills recorded 12 new Covid-19 cases comprising of 11 civilians and one member of armed/paramilitary forces.
West Jaintia Hills recorded eight new cases, South West Garo Hills six, South West Khasi Hills two, North Garo Hills one and South Garo Hills one.
With these, the total active cases in the State have now gone up to 2209.
Meanwhile, today, Meghalaya saw 74 new recovered cases. These include 50 in East Khasi Hills, ten in West Garo Hills, eight in East Jaintia Hills, four in North Garo Hills and two in Ri-Bhoi. The total number of recovered cases now stands at 4393.